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Important Information: Undergraduate Teaching 2021/22

We are writing to let you know about the plans for undergraduate teaching in the academic year 2021/22. The University expects the majority of undergraduates to be in residence by October 2021 and that teaching will proceed in the usual way subject to the adoption of precautionary behaviours (control measures) and guidance. This will involve establishing new courtesies and etiquette around face coverings and social distancing between individuals.

Even with these constraints we feel that it will be possible to deliver a programme which is pretty close to what we normally do.  Our intention is to provide the students with the high-quality education and experience that they rightly expect from Cambridge Chemistry.

The key points of our plan are as follows

There will be no in-person lectures for Part IA Chemistry.  Recordings of the lectures will be made available on Moodle at the advertised times.

• The vast majority of other lectures (Part IB Chemistry A & B, Part II and Part III) will be in person. Where the group size is large we will use the BMS lecture theatre so as to allow for social distancing.

All Chemistry practical courses will run pretty much as normal, but with small changes to both the experiments and the timetabling to allow social distancing.

Details on each year are available here and the course guides will be updated by 30 September.


James Keeler, Head of Department

Bill Nolan, Director of Teaching


Updated 24th September 2021